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IQ Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6

 

Qualification Number R421 04
Title IQ Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6
Category National
Sector Security | Scottish
Operational Start Date 27/01/2015
Operational End Date 31/12/2019
Total Units 4 Min Credit
Min Guided Learning Hours 45 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £30.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

Confirm the ability to meet a 'licence to practice' or other legal requirements made by the relevant sector, professional or industry body.

About this Qualification

The IQ Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as a Door Supervisor in Scotland. It is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Door Supervisors 2014 and successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence in Door Supervision.   

Learners can progress to the following qualifications: IQ Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry (Scotland), IQ Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (PSS) within the Private Security Industry (Scotland); IQ level 2 Award for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry, IQ Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services (QCF), IQ Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training within the Private Security Industry (QCF), IQ Level 2 Certificate In Principles of Providing Security Services or IQ Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training. 

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

Learners must complete all four mandatory units in order to achieve this qualification.

IQ Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6

Assessment

Centres must adhere to the conditions for delivery and assessment as listed in the SIA’s “Introduction to Learning Leading Towards Licence-linked Qualifications. Requirements for Awarding Organisations/Bodies and Training Providers” and the IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications.

Knowledge Assessments for unit 1, 2, 3 are by externally set and marked multiple choice exam and the knowledge element for unit 4 is by and externally set internally marked and quality assured by IQ combination assessment paper. Assessments must be carried out under exam conditions and a full SIA Identification check must be completed. Please see the IQ Centre Guidance for Security Qualifications available from the IQ website for details of examination requirements and how to book an assessment. The List of SIA acceptable forms of identification is included at the end of this specification.

Physical intervention unit - Knowledge:

The knowledge element of this unit is externally set by IQ and internally marked by the centre, question papers, mark schemes, Additional Question Booklet and the Additional Question Form are available to download from:

http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/centre-portal/security-guidance/physical-intervention-q-a

You will be provided with a log in and password to access the secure area of the website to access these assessments.

An Event Notification form to advise IQ when the assessment is taking place is available from http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/centre-portal/event-notification-form

Please complete this and submit to IQ

These elements are subject to IQ quality assurance processes in the same way as the practical element, therefore please retain these records at the centre for quality assurance purposes.

All assessment criteria must be met, centres will mark the assessment using the MS provided. The centre will identify any AC that have not been met by the learner and provide additional learning as appropriate. Using the questions from the additional question booklet the learner will be re- assessed on the relevant AC so that all AC are met. The centre should complete the relevant part in the question and answer booklet.

Learner Entry Requirements

Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or need to communicate to resolve conflict.  It is essential that security operatives are able to communicate clearly.

It is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or Welsh language. All assessment must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh as appropriate.  Centres must ensure that learners have sufficient language skills before putting the learners forward for assessment and retain evidence of this for Quality assurance purposes.

 As a guide, learners should as a minimum have language skills equivalent to the following;

  • a B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
  • an ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • an ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English
  • SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1.

 

Additional guidance for this requirement is available here to download from the qualification page of the website, this includes a sample English Assessment that centres may use to meet this requirement

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have:

1)  Teaching qualification achieved the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) or a teaching or training qualification at SVQ level 3 (or equivalent), which has been accredited by SQA/QCA/Ofqual or validated by a HEI, or equivalent such as:

  • PTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS
  • Certificate in Education
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • SVQ levels 3 and 4 in Learning and Development
  • Scottish Training Qualification for Further Education (TQFE)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

 

2)  Conflict management: all trainers delivering scenario-based conflict management training for licence-linked qualifications to have received relevant training. Trainers are required to hold a qualification at or above NQF/QCF Level 3 in The Delivery of Conflict Management Training.

3) Sector competency: Trainers delivering the learning leading to licence-linked qualifications must demonstrate that they have the necessary experience, knowledge and understanding of the sector in which they are providing training.

Awarding organisations will require sufficient information about a trainer’s occupational experience for consideration in the approval process, for example, experience of working in the private security industry or working in a role that can be mapped to the requirements of the private security industry.

To ensure that trainers have the right occupational expertise, the SIA and awarding organisations require trainers new to the sector to have three years frontline operational experience in the last ten in the UK, relevant to the qualifications that they are delivering. 

Existing trainers must demonstrate to the awarding organisations that they are taking sufficient steps to keep their occupational expertise up to date.  Suitable steps would include attendance at relevant conferences and seminars, and continuing work experience in the sector.  Trainers must be able to demonstrate evidence of a suitable level of professional development in the sector, which should include the equivalent of at least thirty hours every year spent in a combination of training, increasing professional knowledge through other means or working in the industry.

4)  Physical Intervention: All trainers delivering physical intervention skills training for the door supervisor licence-linked qualifications must hold all of the following:

  • a suitable teaching/training qualification as defined in 4.2
  • a suitable level 3 qualification in conflict management training as defined in 4.3
  • a level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry (QCF); and
  • a current certificate (updated annually) from an approved level 3 programme provider that confirms the trainer's ability to deliver the skills in that  approved level 2 programme

Centre Requirements

Centres must adhere to the conditions for delivery and assessment as listed in the SIA’s “Introduction to Learning Leading Towards Licence-linked Qualifications. Requirements for Awarding Organisations/Bodies and Training Providers” and the IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications. 

Approved Training Programmes for unit 4: Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

Centres must only use an approved training programme to deliver this unit. A list of all approved programmes is available from the SIA website: http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/training-trainer-training.aspx

Please note that evidence of a valid licence agreement must be presented to IQ before approval to deliver this qualification will be granted; and that the licence agreement must be for the same programme as the trainer’s certificate. Any centre wishing to develop its own programme should contact enquiries

 

 

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